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Need ID for this bird please

Unread postby Gregor » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:22 pm

Hello again,

Can anyone help me with this one?
it's quit small but I think some of you guys can help me out, right?

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Re: Need ID for this bird please

Unread postby arks » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:06 pm

Gregor, your bird looks like a male African Stonechat. Also, ID queries are normally posted in one of the three "sticky" threads at the top of this page — this one would properly be posted under "Indentification Help - General Birds" — rather than with a separate post for each and every query :)
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Re: Need ID for this bird please

Unread postby Cherries » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:29 pm

Hi Gregor

I am sure Arks is correct with the ID - going on the GISS - eh Arks!!

The best place is to add to the Identification Sticky and to say where and when you saw this birdie. That is what Arks was suggesting too. :wink:

The beauty of this thread is that it doesn't have to be in a SANPark for ident purposes and the three topics cover the birds ie Raptor, Miscellaneous and LBJ.

We have all posted pics under these threads and really appreciated the assitance that is forthcoming from the guys who are able to ident so easily.

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Re: Need ID for this bird please

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:33 pm

Male African Stonechat 8)
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Re: Need ID for this bird please

Unread postby Gregor » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:14 pm

Thanx a lot guys!!!
I will post next ID questions where they belong, sorry for that but I really didn't know.
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http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?style=2&f=27&t=54937


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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:46 pm

And another one. Seen in Golden Gate in tall grass mostly. My first thought was the Red-capped Lark but the colouring seems "wrong"?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:34 pm

GP, my first guess would be female Common Stonechat. But will page around a bit tomorrow.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:43 pm

JoelR wrote: and female Common Stonechat.


Aha! That would make sense. You mean this little critter's female.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby JoelR » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:02 am

@ GP - yup, that's her man.

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:12 pm

All over the place, both in Golden Gate, and other places.

Male:
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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:21 pm

Immature stonechat ringed and in the hand just before release, probably male (the rufous chest is starting to show)

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Re: Stonechat, African

Unread postby Wild about cats » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:23 pm

Not seen in a SANpark

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby oddesy » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:15 am

Please help me ID this one, was seen today in the rietvlei nature reserve and i cant seem to find it in the bird book :doh:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:17 am

Juv Stonechat. All chat juvs look much different from the adults, mottled and full of spots. Nice shot!
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wingman » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:43 pm

Hi please assist me with this again seen on the R103 near Warden

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